Javier solves legal challenges for his clients. He dedicates himself to limiting client's legal exposure and resolving claims and lawsuits as efficiently as possible.

Overview

He has practiced in both federal and state courts, and has deep experience in complex business litigation, patent litigation and employment litigation, including wage and hour class actions.

He focuses on minimizing legal exposure and resolving claims and lawsuits effectively and efficiently for business of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations. Javier also counsels clients with respect to Navajo law, including labor and employment issues and Navajo preference laws.

His comprehensive knowledge of source code analysis allows him to work extensively with in-house engineers to understand his client’s technology needs and devise thorough non-infringement strategies. Before attending law school, Javier worked as a software and web developer.

Experience

In a putative class action in California district court, Javier successfully obtained a summary judgement dismissal of multiple claims under the California Labor Code, the California Private Attorneys General Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Javier represented a major social networking company in California against patent infringement claims brought by a non-practicing entity related to web-based mail. He obtained a dismissal of all claims.

He also represented a major social networking company in Texas on infringement claims related to an online gaming patent. He obtained a dismissal of all claims. On a separate occasion, he represented the company in Texas once again on patent infringement claims related to online searching. Here, he worked closely with in-house engineers and outside consultants to develop a non-infringement theory, and the plaintiff stipulated to non-infringement.

In a wage and hour action in California superior court, Javier successfully enforced an arbitration agreement, obtaining a stay on all claims pending arbitration.

In a putative wage and hour class action originally filed in California superior court, which was removed to federal district court pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), Javier defeated a motion to demand the case back to superior court.

Javier led the defense team in a California arbitration, where multiple claims were asserted under the California Labor Code. The arbitrator issued an opinion rejecting the plaintiff’s claims in total

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Speaking Engagements

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

State Bar of Arizona Appointments Committee, 2015-Present

Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015-Present

Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Member, Gala Committee, 2016-Present

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2015
  • California, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Navajo Nation, 2015

Education

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2010

  • UCLA Law Review, Managing Editor

Stanford University, B.A., Political Science, 2004

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